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ABOUT VERMONT AMERICAN

Vermont American Power Tool Accessories is one of the largest power tool accessories brands in the world. For over 60 years the company has outfitted professional tradesmen with premium quality bits and blades designed to meet rugged jobsite requirements. Vermont American products successfully combine function and design, resulting in patented and affordable solutions to user needs with products like circular saw blades, twist drill bits and screwdriver bits, router tables and accessories. All Vermont American bits and blades are manufactured to precise standards and tolerances, fit any brand of power tool and provide trusted performance. Vermont American is part of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation group of reliable power tool brands

HISTORY

Vermont American has been a pioneer and innovator in delivering value to both consumers and retailers for over 60 years. Here are some of the key milestones:

1947—First circular saw blade is produced on November 25, 1947

1948—First shipment of circular saw blades. Through innovative engineering, the company introduces steel dado blades

1953—Acquires J.V. Pilcher Co., introduces molding heads

1954—Completes successful acquisition of Deluxe Saw & Tool Co.

1955—Acquires Multi-Metals, a producer of powder metal parts

1957—Introduces industrial taps & dies 1958—Company expands beyond industrial taps and dies into consumer tap and die market

1959—Develops high speed steel router bits

1960—Builds first plant, Lincolnton Manufacturing Division

1961—Corporate name changes to Vermont American; develops the first investment cast router bits

1963—With successful acquisition of Maxson Saw & Manufacturing Co., product line is expanded to include reciprocating saw blades, hacksaw blades and bandsaw blades; Corporate Engineering/ Machine Division is formed

1965—Introduces carbide tipped adjustable dadoes, dado sets and rotary planner heads

1968—Builds manufacturing plant to produce high speed steel twist drill bits

1970—Acquires Magna Division for its position in the screwdriver bits market

1973—Vermont American tops $50 million in sales

1974—Acquires Rosco Tools

1976—Vermont American moves into new distribution center in Lincolnton, NC

1977—Completes Toccoa Division to produce steel circular saw blades

1978—Completes Auburn Division for manufacture of router bits; introduces the first thin rim carbide circular saw blades

1979—Acquires DML Lineberry Division

1980—Adds warehouse in Ogden, Utah

1982—Introduces titanium nitride coated power tool accessories

1983—Fountain Inn Division added to manufacture screwdrivers; introduces first slack belt sander for radial saws, the first pin router unit and the first high speed steel forstner bits; introduces Pro-Bore® self-feed bits

1984—Acquires Universal Franchises, Vermont American Australia; acquires Carbide Blast Joints

1985—Acquires Vermont GmbH & Westa Werkzehau GmbH, Germany; establishes Vermont American Canada in Mississauga

1986—Sets up carbide circular saw blade plant in Australia; introduces Laser X2™ carbide tipped circular saw blades; develops first multiple-blade carbide tipped dado

1987—Acquires The Credo Co., Woodburn, Oregon

1988—Introduces Dyanite® carbide—a patented process that increases the life of a carbide blade up to ten times

1989—Vermont American is first manufacturer to apply ribbed-tip technology to power screwdriver bits; first manufacturer to offer Iso-Temp™ toughening process for screwdriving accessories that increases life up to six times by increasing fracture resistance of tips; merges with Emerson Electric Co. and Robert Bosch GmbH (Sears is a preferred stock holder until 1991)

1991—Introduces The Claw® hand screwdriver with ribbed-tip technology; introduces the Sidewinder™ drill bit and Lightning™ circular saw blades

1992—Acquires Forest City Tool and gains access to the industrial woodworking market; begins co-sponsorship with The New Yankee Workshop; introduces the Wood Devil™ spade bit with unique spurs that provide a cleaner, smoother and faster cut

1993—Primark Tool Group is formed; VA Singapore is started

1995—Master Series™ circular saw blades are launched with optimum performance for specific applications and machines; Vermont American and Credo Marketing Groups are moved to Louisville corporate headquarters; VA Asia in Hong Kong is formed

1996—Wood Eater® hole saws are introduced, cutting six times faster than standard bi-metal hole saws; new masonry drill bit introduced, twice the speed of standard rotary masonry drill bits; VA Shanghai and VA Japan are formed

1997—National Retail Hardware Association gives Vermont American more awards for innovative new products than any other manufacturer; company is the largest manufacturer of power tool accessories in the world

1998—company celebrates 50 years of making power tool accessories for professionals and do-it-yourselfers; Ice-Bit™ screwdriver bits are launched, cryogenically hardened for extra-long life

1999—Acquires Carbbits for masonry drill bit capacity

2000—Robert Bosch GmbH completes acquisition of Vermont American

2002—Xtend bits and blades launched as the first line of accessories specifically designed to improve performance in cordless tools

2003—Robert Bosch Tool Corporation created

2006—Over 200 New products, including upgrade to Carbide Router Bits, New Quick Change Hole Saw Technology and Threaded Tip Spade Bits for 3X Faster Drilling

2007—200 more new products and upgrades, including thin kerf, hard body Titanium saw blades, Demolition Recip blades that cut 30% faster in metal and Diamond Blades that offer up to 85x life vs. standard abrasives

2008—Revolutionary new packaging and merchandising system make it easy to select the right bit or blade for the job

2012—National Retail Hardware Association awards Vermont American for packaging and merchandising design

US Headquarters:

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Accessories Business Unit
1800 West Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL USA 60056
Telephone (224) 232-2000

Canadian Headquarters:

Vermont American Canada
1226 Cardiff Boulevard
Mississauga Ontario L5S 1P6
Telephone (905) 564-1155

Global Headquarters:

Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tool Division
Max-Lang Strasse 40-46
70745 Leinfelden Echterdingen

 

 

 

 

 


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